Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministry officials announced this week that the group would be reviving its mentoring program in the coming year.
To the person who stole the flowers, shaped like a cross, off Patty Bradley’s grave:
This year I had total knee replacement at an East Tennessee hospital. Before I even went in I tried to get some kind of help for the bill that Medicare wouldn’t pay, such as co-pays.
The face of an angel — obscured by fits of crying, wild tremors and splotchy, reddened skin.
While legitimate users of Sudafed and other over-the-counter medications containing pseudoephedrine are likely bemoaning local legislators’ decision to try passing a prescription-only plan for the beleaguered decongestant, our lawmakers are convinced it’s a necessary step toward combating the state’s raging meth epidemic.
I know people probably think I’m a quack because I send in comments to the paper and if so, it’s one person’s opinion. I think this country is in the mess it’s in because not enough people speak up when things don’t sound or seem right. This also applies to incorporating Seymour. I’ve been told this subject raises its head every few years. Folks, you need to start reading and speaking up and now is the time. Sit by and say nothing and you’ll have things you don’t want.
With the state legislature getting back into session, there are several items of interest that seem sure to make an appearance.
As the discussion on Seymour’s possible incorporation came up — Joe Karl, publisher of The Seymour Herald sent out a press release about the meeting to various media outlets on Jan. 8 — we wondered how many people in Seymour actually wanted the community to become a city.
Friday night’s trip to SCHS was an interesting experience for me.
The Internet in Knoxville nearly broke Friday when the Alabama Crimson Tide made public its selection of former Vols football coach Lane Kiffin as its new offensive coordinator.
After a rocky final season at SCHS — which saw him suspended from the Sevier County basketball team in the postseason following an arrest — former Bears star Devin Schmidt is making the most of the college opportunity presented him by Delta State University.
On behalf of Appalachian Relief, I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to make the year 2013 the best ever.
When the news broke this week that Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ board of directors had entered into a contract to buy the land it sits on from Pi Beta Phi — the women’s fraternity that has owned the land since 1912 — many locals likely breathed a sigh of relief.
Q: Doc, my New Year’s resolution is to lose 30 pounds this year. You have any advice on how to do that? A: Yes. Start with losing one pound. Then lose another.
I read with interest (Sevier County Right to Life President Ursula Beckman's) appeal for others to “stand with you to show our community that we care for the respect and protection of all human life (Letter to the Editor, Jan. 4).”
Nearly nine years after U.S. troops won Fallujah from Iraqi insurgents, the city has fallen into the hands of al-Qaida, according to numerous media reports this week.
For 14 years Dennis Rodman was among the National Basketball Association’s greatest and rebounders and defenders.
With most estimates giving New Year’s resolutions about a 10 percent success rate, I figured I should go big. The more changes I try to make this year, according to the stat-heads and people that study such things, the more likely I am to actually complete one.
State highway patrol officials touted the 2.7 percent decrease in Tennessee roadway fatalities in 2013 as a sure sign that their traffic enforcement campaigns have things moving in the right direction.
Once again it is January and once again Sevier County Right to Life would like to remind our community of the the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to make abortion legal.
We moved here over 22 years ago for the way this county welcomed you with open arms when we got here. The friendliness and kindness of all the people we have met here and have grown to love, made us stay here to cherish where we live.
On Monday, the Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend will receive a brand new Toyota Tundra pickup through the Toyota 100 Cars for Good competition.
After the breakneck pace of news during the holidays — including submissions from charities, churches and other organizations — things can get downright slow in the news business during the months of January and February.
The latest flap over Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s quotes about teen marriage could really make one question humanity, or at least humanity’s ability to reason.
The date this time worked out perfectly: it fell on the day of the column release. This is also the first opportunity to write in 2014 for me. Did you even think you’d be writing this date for any reason? Time is flying, isn’t it folks?